CFB Petawawa fire crews “mop up” remains of brush fire which threatened Algonquin Park
CFB Petawawa fire crews are “mopping up” the remains of the brush fire that ravaged the area for five days, and previously threatened to move into Algonquin Park.
The brush fire, which started last Thursday, was most likely caused by a lightning strike and grew quickly thanks to the extremely dry weather conditions. The blaze, which spread to 210-hectares, was declared under control on Monday.
Soldiers on base teamed up with the CFB Petawawa fire crews to “mop up” the remains of the fire, a process which helps eliminate any leftover hot spots and prevents the blaze from spreading again.
There have been no injuries caused by the fire, according to a statement from CFB Petawawa.